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Going over the top at Niagara Falls

 Nik Wallenda walks a cable to practice for his walk over Niagara Falls Friday.

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Niagara Falls has a long list of larger-than-life daredevils and stuntmen, writes Scot Lehigh.


Young workers can’t afford homes in the state

The decline in young homeowners in Massachusetts is a warning that the state has become inhospitable to young talent, writes Edward L. Glaeser.

“We get up there, we do the best we can . . . we love the audience and in return the audience loves us,” says Starr.

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Ringo in good company with his All Starr band

For over 25 years, the former Beatles drummer has been a magnet for great and popular musicians.

A 2008 image of Cape Wind head Jim Gordon from the film.

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‘Cape Spin’ looks at Cape Wind controversy

This documentary is a civic farce that explores the comedy of stubbornness.

Tom Brady tackling mechanics alone with mentor gone

The quarterback will rely on his memory from lessons taught to him by longtime passing coach Tom Martinez, who died in February.

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President Obama spoke on the economy at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland.

Obama: Romney’s policies similar to those of pre-recession

President Obama said a Mitt Romney agenda “will be simple and straightforward” — roll back regulations on banks, insurance companies, polluters, and oil companies.

Mitt Romney gspoke Thursday at Seilkop Industries in Cincinnati.

Mitt Romney outlines economic vision in Ohio

Romney made his economic priority clear Thursday in Cincinnati. “For me, it’s all about good jobs for the American people,” he said.

‘Encouraging’ report shows jobless rate at three-year low

A local analyst said the state’s most recent jobs report provides more evidence that “positive trends” are continuing.

Harvard resuming work on complex

Harvard University said it expects to resume work in 2014 on its science complex in Allston. The school halted construction in 2009.


Father’s Day gift guide 2012

He may claim he doesn’t need anything, but chances are he’d like to get his hands on one of these gifts.

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Head to head

Can Boston compete with Silicon Valley?

Shawn Harris of Nyopoly.com and Niraj Shah of Wayfair, who have been building businesses in the region for more than a decade, talk about running start-ups.